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Matchbox the 50th Anniversary GB (2022 confirmed, all welcome) )


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5 hours ago, pizzapaolo said:

Count me in please, I'll be up for this with Matchbox Dornier Do G-1 PK-409

Hi @pizzapaolo

 

Great to have you with us, and as a fan of flying boats, I really like your chosen build

 

Cheers Pat

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Hi @THEscaleSHOW

Delighted you could join us and with one of the armoured kits that has its own diorama it's the perfect choice.

Still a few sleeps between now and starting so try not to get too excited too early ! :giggle:

Cheers Pat

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Welcome @JosephLalor

 

Great to have you with us.

As Matchbox covered such a wide variety of subjects, I'm hoping that we see lots of non aircraft builds in this one. 

Anyone got the 1/72 convoy escort Corvette lurking in the stash ?

 

Cheers Pat 

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7 minutes ago, JOCKNEY said:

Welcome @JosephLalor

 

Great to have you with us.

As Matchbox covered such a wide variety of subjects, I'm hoping that we see lots of non aircraft builds in this one. 

Anyone got the 1/72 convoy escort Corvette lurking in the stash ?

 

Cheers Pat 

Thanks Pat.  I haven't got the Flower Class, but I'd certainly like to get my hands on it.  Whether I'd do it justice is another matter.  I have the 1/700 HMS Duke of York alright, but haven't seen it in years and can't remember if I started it.  Weekend agenda item perhaps: get all the Matchbox kits into one storage box.  I imagine D of Y was selected for kitting due to carrying Sir Bruce Fraser's flag at North Cape.

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I aim to be very flexible with regards to previously started kits, @Rabbit Leader and I want as many participants and builds as possible, so if this is a chance to restart a long stalled build, all the better ! :thumbsup:

Cheers Pat 

 

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19 hours ago, THEscaleSHOW said:

 

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Can’t wait for the “discussion” over the Box Art and Diorama Base!  

 

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4 hours ago, Rob S said:

 

Can’t wait for the “discussion” over the Box Art and Diorama Base!  

 

Indeed!
I'm going to order some yellow cotton wool for Plan B, because there's no palm tree on the box art 😁

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21 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

Hi @THEscaleSHOW

Delighted you could join us and with one of the armoured kits that has its own diorama it's the perfect choice.

Still a few sleeps between now and starting so try not to get too excited too early ! :giggle:

Cheers Pat

 

Ok, I will have to calm down and try to get back on track with building Friuls 🤪
But don't take too long to start the GB, because I only have 10 boxes on the shelf 😁

MD

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Hi Pat, I have not a lot of Matchbox left, but a Siskin or Heyford is on the cards. 

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32 minutes ago, Mr T said:

Hi Pat, I have not a lot of Matchbox left, but a Siskin or Heyford is on the cards. 

 

OR ! 

 

Don't let Enzo catch you using that swear word in a GB post :giggle:

 

I fancy the Heyford, always fancied building one myself 

 

Cheers Pat 

 

 

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Ooh, I'd love to join this GB. Matchbox kits for me trigger happy memories of summer holidays in Great Yarmouth, because the caravan site shop sold them. We went to the same place for years so I ended up with quite a collection, usually with bits broken off during the long journey home.

I don't have any stashed away, I'll have to start looking...

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Hi @Ned

Great to hear from you, and you are a very welcome addition to the GB.

Just to further remind you of  your journey home I thought this was appropriate 

Enjoy

Cheers Pat

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On 6/2/2021 at 9:09 PM, JOCKNEY said:

Anyone got the 1/72 convoy escort Corvette lurking in the stash ?

 

I have, but surely it would be madness to attempt such a beast in the GB?

 

I'll see if I'm up for it....

 

IanJ 

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On 02/06/2021 at 21:09, JOCKNEY said:

Anyone got the 1/72 convoy escort Corvette lurking in the stash ?

I do trouble is it's half done mind you I could always take it apart and pretend it's not been started 

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24 minutes ago, airfixpeter said:

I do trouble is it's half done mind you I could always take it apart and pretend it's not been started 

Take a picture of it looking hardly started, I'll not tell anyone ! :wink:

 

Cheers Pat

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On 6/14/2021 at 11:21 PM, Rob S said:

Hey Pat!  @JOCKNEY I believe Dave @Rabbit Leader has a couple of photos from someone that may bump this GB along!  

 

OK, after so many hints to post these images on here, an ‘anonymous’ BM member wanted me to put up these (I’m not jealous) Matchbox photos in order to help bump this thread a little. So, here’s another three photos that absorb my free 1000 image Flickr account to whet your appetite.. Those who think that I deserve one of the four HS125 kits on view here, please say eye!! 

Cheers.. Dave (lead singer) and special thanks to @Rob S on lead guitar and avid kit collector / hoarder. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

NIIICE collection Dave. 

 

Yes… it is a nice collection, just one problem, its not mine! 

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13 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Those who think that I deserve one of the four HS125 kits on view here, please say eye!! 

Cheers.. Dave

 

 

  

 

That sounds like a Poll. 

 

So 

 

“Eyes” for those agree. 

 

“Nose” for those who disagree. 

 

And 

 

“Ears” for those who think Dave needs to do more to “earn” a HS125 kit. 

 

(It would have been a lot easier if he’d dropped a Birthday hint pre the 12th and I’m not ruling out that he did only “old timers” disease means I can’t remember!). 

 

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